Category: Judiciary calling for action


FCA colluded to cover up alleged HSBC fraud

January 23, 2015 By Ian Fraser When John Griffith-Jones and Martin Wheatley, chairman and chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority, appear before the Treasury Select Committee at 9.30am next Tuesday, 27 January, the 13 MPs on the committee have an unprecedented opportunity to establish whether the FCA, just…

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Bank of Scotland accused of fraud by Attorney General John Larkin QC

By John Campbell BBC News NI Economics & Business Editor Attorney General John Larkin QC said there was evidence of “criminal fraud under the 2006 Act” and that the matter has now been drawn to the attention of the police Northern Ireland’s…

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Private prosecutions should be easier and more accessible

The procedure for bringing a private prosecution in Scotland should be made easier and more accessible, according to litigation specialist Cameron Fyfe. A unique business venture has been formed by a solicitor in partnership with two barristers who have begun…

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RBS apologises for ‘incorrect’ evidence to MPs’ committee

24 November 2014 Last updated at 01:07 Royal Bank of Scotland has apologised for giving incorrect evidence to a parliamentary hearing, it has emerged. Bank directors appeared before the Treasury Committee in June to answer claims that RBS’s Global Restructuring…

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Fraud Office attacks flawed crime reports

Harry Wilson Published at 12:01AM, August 27 2014 The Serious Fraud Office has criticised the recruitment of “independent” experts to investigate criminal behaviour in companies, warning that the practice risks destroying the evidence needed to put rogue business people and…

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Bank of Scotland unfairly double billed customers says judge

By John Campbell BBC News NI Economics & Business Editor Bank of Scotland has been unfairly double billing customers who fell behind on their mortgages, a High Court judge in Belfast has ruled. In a scathing verdict, Master Ellison said the…

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